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At least 66 people have been arrested after the Metropolitan Police launched its largest ever raid on suspected burglars and drug offenders.
The radical cleric Abu Qatada has written to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking for a private meeting at Belmarsh prison. Abu Qatada is understood to have written to the Most Rev Justin Welby at Lambeth Palace recently, to ask him for a personal visit, even providing him with a prison visiting order.
Frank Lampard scored twice to break Bobby Tambling's record of 202 goals for Chelsea before dedicating accolade to his teammates and late mother
Gold medalist's welfare policy criticism blamed for delay in Sport England appointment
Former Cabinet Secretary Lord O'Donnell says the Government has undermined morale
Chancellor George Osborne will order £5bn worth of cuts from within Whitehall to cover an ambitious range of projects across the country in Wednesday's Autumn Statement. Evidently, this won't win Mr Osborne friends among Civil Service mandarins - but voters may approve of funds being redirected from the corridors of power to the outside world.
It's the new policy bible in Downing Street – and it argues you can buy happiness. Charlie Cooper picks out the key insights
Take the stress out of Christmas shopping with their range of perfect stocking fillers and gifts
Strategy chief's 'Bungalow Bob' jibe at top mandarin in clash over reforms
As the biggest national survey begins on Channel 4 tomorrow, Sarah Morrison separates reality from myth
"Bring on Barça" is the headline in the newsletter Chelsea send out to their junior members, but for now the Catalan conquistadors can wait. Having salvaged a fortuitous 2-1 victory against Wigan Athletic on Saturday, Roberto Di Matteo's charges must now withstand an ebullient Fulham in tonight's west London derby.
Two people were injured when an attempt to create a home-made lava lamp caused an explosion and fire.